Environmental Scientist

HDR - Glen Allen, VA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $47,000 - $65,000 a year
Environmental Scientist - (153807)

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

The Environmental Scientist position requires a detail-oriented, organized, effective communicator, with a strong focus on quality and client service and technical ability in environmental science and GIS.

Must be able and willing to perform field work in woodlands, wetlands, and other environments with uneven terrain in remote areas.
Must be proficient in basic computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, Office).
Other desirable knowledge and experience includes: use of GIS software for mapping, interpreting aerial photography, identification of terrestrial and/or wetland plants, knowledge of wildlife studies, use of GPS equipment.

Environmental science responsibilities will include wetland delineation, stream and lake assessments, environmental permitting, environmental document preparation, biological, water quality and geophysical sampling activities, threatened and endangered species surveys, and related environmental and natural resources tasks.

GIS responsibilities will include map production, data input and editing of spatial and tabular data, simple spatial analyses using ArcGIS, and preparation of spatial databases for projects, including routine database management, data conversions, and map projections. May perform field data collection using mobile GIS/GPS equipment and conduct check-in/check-out of field data. Must be able to follow documented technical procedures.

Other responsibilities will include preparing environmental and planning analyses for feasibility studies, planning studies, permitting, NEPA and other similar environmental documents. This position will support multidisciplinary teams on transportation, water and wastewater, power generation and delivery, and other infrastructure projects. This position requires work within a group and individual setting, and the ability to complete tasks within tight deadlines. *LI-KY1

Keywords: Environmental, Science, Planning, Construction, Biology, Wetlands, Permitting, GIS, NEPA, Water


Required Qualifications

AA/AS or BS/BA in Environmental Science, Biology, Forestry, Natural Science or related field.
Prefer at least one to two years practical experience in environmental science applications such as environmental impact analyses, wetlands delineation, stream assessments, or wildlife habitat studies. GIS experience preferred.
Practical experience in ArcGIS and other related GIS software for editing, database development and map production.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).
Identification of terrestrial and/or wetland plants.
Good people skills, ability to interact with all members of the project team
Good organizational skills
Good communication (written and verbal) skills


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Glen Allen
Industry: Environment/Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Environmental Sci and Planning
Job Posting: Apr 9, 2019